The Minnesota Vikings will likely have running back Adrian Peterson back with the team in 2015 barring a setback.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is widely known as the best running back in the NFL when he is playing, but he was missing for the entire season after Week 1.
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The running back was suspended indefinitely after being indicted for child abuse, which stemmed from an incident involving him allegedly beating his four-year-old son with a tree branch without leaves.
Peterson wanted to discipline his son for fighting with a friend over a video game, so he gave him a spanking that was bound to be even more painful than usual.
The Vikings running back attempted to appeal his suspension during the season, but it was denied, and he is not eligible to return from suspension until April 15.
Despite Peterson’s dramatic offseason, Vikings owner Mark Wilf publicly stated that he wants the 30-year-old veteran to return.
ESPN NFL Nation reporter Ben Goesseling confirmed Wilf’s sentiment on Twitter.
Mark Wilf says #Vikings would love to have Adrian Peterson back, if he takes care of things with the NFL.
— Ben Goessling (@GoesslingESPN) February 11, 2015